Daily Report – 11/6/17

Top Stories
Heightened security in place at many metro Atlanta churches (Atlanta) – AJC.com
Every Sunday, parishioners at Marietta’s First United Methodist Church pass Marietta Police Department cruisers, their officers exchanging greetings while keeping watch. The church’s recent capital campaign – the sort of thing that usually focuses on new carpet, fresh coats of paint and other infrastructure improvements – included new security measures. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Alleged Colorado Walmart shooter had failed businesses, run-ins with police (Thornton, Colo.) – SecurityInfoWatch
A 47-year-old man accused of fatally shooting three people Wednesday night at a Thornton Walmart had long been under financial strain after running two failed businesses, running up $58,000 in credit card debt and declaring bankruptcy, state and federal records show. (read more)
 
New Ordinance Reduces Violent Crime Near Late-Night Bars – Security Magazine
An Iowa State University study has found when bar and nightclub owners increase  security, they can help reduce crime for a neighborhood. (read more)
 
Business group put up ‘surveillance’ cameras to track downtown bike lane usage (Saskatoon, Canada) – CBC News
The North Saskatoon Business Association says it installed high-definition “video surveillance” cameras on Fourth Avenue to generate its own statistics on how many people used the street’s downtown bike lanes. (read more)
Campus Security
Game day security top-of-mind after recent NYC attack (Notre Dame, Ind.) – WNDU.com
With the New York City attack still fresh in many people’s minds, security was on the minds of Notre Dame fans Saturday. Police want to reassure fans they’ve got their backs. (read more)
 
Isabella HS increases security presence amid social media threats (Chilton County, Ala.) – WIAT.com
Chilton County Sheriff’s deputies will have an increased presence at Isabella High School after threats were made against the school. (read more)
More Anti-Jewish, Anti-Arab Graffiti Found On Macalester Campus (Minneapolis) – CBS Minnesota
A St. Paul college is warning students about a string of hate speech incidents on campus. (read more)
School offers bullet-proof plate for children’s backpacks (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – CBS12.com
The recent mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas that left 26 dead is a harsh reminder of the gun violence causing devastation at churches, concert venues and schools across the country. (read more)
Transportation Security
Security breach at SFO Sunday leads to brief lockdown (San Francisco) – The Mercury News
Dozens of travelers waiting in a TSA line at San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 were delayed about 45 minutes Sunday when it was locked down after a passenger raced through a security checkpoint, heading toward an airline gate. (read more)
 
Man Crawls Through Baggage Carousel, Sneaks Onto Tarmac at Miami Airport (Miami) – Aviation Pros
A man pretending to talk on a cellphone made it past Miami International Airport security Saturday, jumped onto a luggage carousel, and sprinted onto the tarmac, exclusive video shows. (read more)
 
TSA will be testing new technology for airport security in Indianapolis (Indianapolis) – ABC57.com
According to the Federal Security Director for Indiana, Aaron Batt, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing new technology at Indianapolis International Airport that could speed up the process and improve security. (read more)
Cyber Security
Homeland Security cyber unit on alert for Election Day – The Hill
Russia’s intervention in the 2016 presidential election yielded an unexpected result for officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): it has put them in the driver’s seat for protecting future elections from cyberattacks. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
After body cameras on Chicago cops, could gun cameras be next? (Chicago) – Chicago Sun Times
All Chicago police officers on patrol will be wearing chest-mounted body cameras by the end of the year – but could gun-mounted cameras be next? (read more)
Security Industry
Judge blocks Ring’s home security sales over trade secret dispute – Engadget
The Ring Protect DIY home security system might not make it under anybody’s tree this Christmas. A judge in Delaware has temporarily blocked Protect’s sales due to a lawsuit filed by rival electronic security provider ADT. The bigger home security company is accusing Ring of stealing and using the platform originally developed for its products. (read more)
AT&T’s $85 Billion Bid for Time Warner Could Be Challenged by DOJ – Security Sales & Integration
The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly considering litigation to challenge AT&T’s planned $85 billion deal for Time Warner, according to news reports. (read more)
IdentiSys Acquires 2 Identification/Card Solutions Dealers – SDM
IdentiSys Inc., a sales and service integrator of identification, card issuance, emergency response, access control and video security systems, acquired full-service identification and card-based solutions dealers Automated Card Systems (ACS) and Access Credential Systems (ACS East). (read more)

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